Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office investigating thefts

Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office is investigating a series of thefts that took place this week. The first incident occurred in the overnight hours of Wednesday, January 27, 2016 into Thursday, January, 28, 2016. A string of larcenies took place on the 14000 block of Woodland Church Road. It was reported that a rash of unlocked vehicles, all trucks, were ransacked and various items were stolen

Subsequent to that incident, another theft took place on Thursday, January 28, 2016 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. An orange, 16-foot dual axle trailer was discovered missing from the yard on the 1600 block of Glen Ella Road. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Culpeper County dispatch at 540-727-7900.

In light of these burglaries, Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins offers prevention tips for property crimes:

ï?· Lock your doors and windows.

ï?· Turn a light on when you leave, or attach timers to a couple and set them to alternate on and off.

ï?· Install motion-activated exterior lights.

ï?· Install an alarm.

ï?· Join your neighborhood watch program or business crime watch. (For information, go to www.culpepersheriffsoffice.com.)

ï?· Report suspicious events, persons, and vehicles.

ï?· Photograph your valuables, and document makes, models, and serial numbers.

If your property is stolen, this makes identification easier.

Sheriff Jenkins is requesting the publicâ??s assistance for any information that may lead to identification of those responsible for these crimes. Information can be provided anonymously through Culpeper Crime Solvers number at 540-727-0300. A reward is offered for information leading to an arrest.

The Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at 540-727-7523 or through the E-911 center at 540-727-7900.